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Holly East

Senior Lecturer

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

My fascination for coasts and palaeoenvironments began while working towards my undergraduate degree in Geography (University of Cambridge).

I built upon this work during my MPhil, which investigated spatio-temporal changes within Diego Garcia Atoll, Chagos. My PhD project then examined coral reef rim island development and marine–terrestrial connectivity. This involved a range of techniques, including analyses of island core records, ecological surveys, satellite imagery, wave process modelling and sediment transport modelling. More recently, as an Associate Research Fellow, I have been working on the Coastal RIsk Mapping and SimulatiON (CRIMSON) project, applying novel geospatial approaches to improve our understanding of the evolution of rocky coastlines in the UK.

 

08/2017 – present: Lecturer in Physical Geography, Northumbria University

01/2016 – 07/2017: Lecturer in Physical Geography, University of Exeter

02 - 07/2016: Associate Research Fellow, University of Exeter

PhD (2017), Physical Geography, University of Exeter

MPhil (2012), Environmental Science: GIS and Remote Sensing, University of Cambridge

BA (2011), Geography, University of Cambridge

Campus Address

B225
Ellison Building


Qualifications

  • MPhil June 30 2012
  • PhD Physical Geography PhD

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Geophysical Visualization of Reef Island Accretion and Stratigraphic Architecture using Ground Penetrating Radar, Liang, Y., Kench, P., Ford, M., East, H. May 2019, Coastal Sediments 2019, World Scientific
  • Coral Reef Island Initiation and Development Under Higher Than Present Sea Levels, East, H., Perry, C., Kench, P., Liang, Y., Gulliver, P. 28 Oct 2018, In: Geophysical Research Letters
  • Atoll-scale comparisons of the sedimentary structure of coral reef rim islands, Huvadhu Atoll, Maldives, East, H., Perry, C., Kench, P., Liang, Y. 3 Mar 2016, In: Journal of Coastal Research
  • Lagoonal reef sediment supply and island connectivity, Huvadhu Atoll, Maldives, Liang, Y., Kench, P., Ford, M., East, H. 3 Mar 2016, In: Journal of Coastal Research
  • Remote coral reefs can sustain high growth potential and may match future sea-level trends, Perry, C., Murphy, G., Graham, N., Wilson, S., Januchowski-Hartley, F., East, H. 16 Dec 2015, In: Scientific Reports
  • Response to Sheppard, C. Atoll Rim Expansion or Erosion in Diego Garcia Atoll, Indian Ocean? Comment on Hamylton, S.; East, H. A Geospatial Appraisal of Ecological and Geomorphic Change on Diego Garcia Atoll, Chagos Islands (British Indian Ocean Territory). Remote Sens. 2012, 4, 3444–3461, Hamylton, S., East, H. 19 Mar 2014, In: Remote Sensing
  • A Geospatial Appraisal of Ecological and Geomorphic Change on Diego Garcia Atoll, Chagos Islands (British Indian OceanTerritory), Hamylton, S., East, H. 12 Nov 2012, In: Remote Sensing


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